Fisher and Buttafuoco Reunion

Ken AshfordCrimeLeave a Comment

Tdy_lauer_amyfisher_041001300w Yup.  That’s right.  "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher (pictured right, from 2004) is going to have a reunion with the Buttafuoco family. 

The last time they met, way back in 1991 or so, Amy Fisher (then 16, and Joey Buttafuoco’s mistress) shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face.   When all was said and done, Amy spent seven years in jail, Joey did some time for statutory rape, Mary Jo got her mug scarred for life, and the Buttafuoco’s got a divorce.

So that meeting didn’t go too well. 

Anyway, this time their reunion will be televised, so perhaps there will no gunplay.  But one can only hope.

The reason I bring this up is because of the absurd quote by Amy Fisher:

"It’s time to just put it behind us," Fisher, now 31, told the newspaper. "We played this all out in a public eye. It’d be interesting to let the public see the healing process at the end. They saw everything else — why not let them see the final product?"

Amy, dear, pull up a chair.  The Fisher-Buttafuoco story is a story that is over a decade old now.  Most people have forgotten about it, and the rest of us really don’t care.  I’m sorry if you and the Buttafuoco family feel you need to "put it behind us", but going on television to resurrect a long-dead story ain’t the way to do it.

Of course, we know what the real motivation here is, right?  It begins (and ends) with the letter "$".